Definition of frailty
1 : the quality or state of being frail the frailty of her health the frailty and disability in the elderly
2 : a fault due to weakness especially of moral character Satire … often employs irony and sarcasm to denounce the frailties and faults of mankind. — Harry Shaw
Examples of frailty in a Sentence
the frailty of her voice
We can no longer be surprised by the frailties of our political leaders.
Recent Examples of frailty from the Web
The new game in Activision’s military shooter line is all about the frailty of the human body, showcasing all the ugly and cruel ways it can be crushed under the machinery of war.
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Origin and Etymology of frailty
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of frailty
FRAILTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of frailty for English Language Learners
: physical weakness : the quality or state of being frail
: weakness of character that causes a person to do things that are morally wrong
FRAILTY Defined for Kids
Definition of frailty for Students
1 : the quality or state of being weak the old man's frailty
2 : a weakness of character human frailty
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